Majel Swartsel

Majel Swartsel

Majel Swartsel

July 16, 1929~March 05, 2019

Swartsel, Majel T., 89, of Holiday, was born on July 16, 1929, in Dunedin, and passed away on March 5th at home in Bailey's Bluff, having lived 89 wonderful years. She met her husband, Eddie, on a blind date while in high school at Tarpon Springs High, and they married on June 6, 1949, spending 69 wonderful years together in marital bliss. While her advancing Alzheimer's condition affected her, it never robbed her ability to say “I love you” to all who were around her. She was a dedicated mother to Mark, Matt, and Elaine, a loving grandmother to Hunter, Forrest and Fischer (Mark), Ryan and Patrick (Elaine), and Erin and Justin (Matt), and enjoyed a still growing family as a great-grandmother to 6. She is also survived by one brother, Dennis Colado and his family and was predeceased by her sister, Rachel Colado. Majel worked in her early years out of high school for the City of Tarpon Springs, but then dedicated herself to family, friends, and her beloved bible study classes, all the while doing the work of 7 men and 3 mules while gardening and doing her yard work. Those unfortunate enough to be helping her were always amazed at how she could outwork all of them. She loved collecting shells, old bottles, and other artifacts, while autonomously donating to countless charitable causes. Although she ruled the roost with an iron hand and a frying pan, all those who were around her can only remember the unbridled sense of humor and endless happiness she brought to all that she encountered.


Dana and Brandee (Precious friend to our Mom/Grandmother)

March 7, 2019, 12:00 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can only imagine the happiness between Dad, Mom, Libby, Tense and now Majel! What a powerful prayer group they were. Majel had a heart of gold! We loved her so much! She taught us all alot about life.

Bryan and Diana Snell (Childhood friend of Matt)

March 8, 2019, 12:00 am

You are in our thoughts Matt and Cheryl for the loss of your mother . Prayers 💕

Charley & Thomas Adcox (Family Friend )

March 11, 2019, 12:00 am

Matt & Cheryl our thoughts and prayer are with you are your family. May your memories be full of wonderful times Xo Charley, Thomas, Alina & Averi

frank grey (friend)

March 12, 2019, 12:00 am

Mark and Matt, just saw where your mother passed, so please accept my belated condolences. I'll always have fond memories of her as a very sweet lady. Frank

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